Superhubby and Einstein prefer cookies to traditional birthday cake so several years ago I hunted down this recipe for a chocolate chip cookie cake on Food Network. Superhubby, the self-proclaimed chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, loved this cookie. It's become one of my go to party foods and it usually gets rave reviews. Family Yumminess Rating: 5 of 5 stars (and if I could give it more than 5 I would!) RAEase of Prep Rating: 4 of 5 stars (pretty easy to make) I find it difficult to stir ... Read More about Recipe Review: Emeril’s Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
I'm linking up to Create With Joy's Wordless Wednesday today, join us at the button below. I couldn't resist posting this picture I took of our Einstein chasing seagulls at the beach. Tanya ... Read More about Wordless Wednesday – Chasing Seagulls
Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness by Tracy Kidder Summary from Goodreads "Deo arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, plagued by horrific dreams, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers ... Read More about Book Review: Strength In What Remains by Tracy Kidder
Crazy for Books is hosting a Book Blogger Blog Hop for the next week so thought I would hop along for the ride. Jen's question is "what are the next 5 books in your TBR (to-be-read) pile? And don't worry, you can change your mind and read something different, we won't check!" Her list included one of my favorite books, The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain and I posted my review of it here. But here's my list of the next 5 books on my to read list: Book #1: Book #2: OK...I hope a ... Read More about Book Blogger Hop – May 5th-11th
Summary from Goodreads "Sometimes, even the merriest, most cheerful guy on the planet wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. Particularly on that fateful Christmas Eve. . . First off, Santa steps out of bed and stubs his toe on a bowling ball. Then the elves shrink his Santa suit, Mrs. Claus puts him on a diet, and his reindeer nearly crash into the North Pole. When Santa finally reaches the first house on his list, his "bowl full of jelly" gets him stuck in the chimney Things turn from bad to ... Read More about Book Review: Are You Grumpy, Santa?
Synopsis from Goodreads: "Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again, you must learn to trust again. When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a ... Read More about Book Review: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks